David O'Rear, the former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist, opines at https://eastasiapoliticseconomics.wordpress.com/. David O’Rear moved from his native California to Asia in 1980, first to Taiwan for language study and later to Hong Kong where he worked in the areas of economic, political and business conditions analysis. After 18 years with The Economist Group, he accepted the post of Chief Economist at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 2002. In 2015, he resigned to follow his wife to London, where he exercises his analytical skills on a more ad hoc basis. David has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a regular commentator on current events in print and electronic media. He is married to Bonny Fay Landers.